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Next host week
February 18 - 24
Sign up to serve!

Lord of Life is a Host Church for families in the Family Promise program in Butler County. Family Promise addresses the needs of families struggling with homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and support services. As a host church we open our doors to these families and provide a place to sleep, meals and a caring group of people to be with in the evenings.

You can sign up online to serve, or on the Family Promise Board in the Narthex.

Thank you in advance for loving our families, being flexible, and contributing to this life-changing ministry!

 

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Lord of Life Next Steps
Survey Results Meeting
Saturday, February 3
10 am

Thank you to all who responded to our Next Steps survey. 88 households shared hopes and dreams about where we are heading. Craig Miller of Horizons Stewardship is compiling the responses and will meet with us on Saturday, February 3 at 10 am to share the results and help us plan for the future. Don’t miss it!

Background

Lord of Life asked Horizons Stewardship to conduct a Potential and Possibility Study in anticipation of a spring capital campaign. As you may know, over the last few years, our leadership has been prayerfully exploring priorities for renovating our existing worship and learning spaces, updating infrastructure, and paying down our debt as a way of positioning us for long-term ministry and mission.

Read About Our Plan

Our Ministry Strategist from Horizon Stewardship, Craig Miller, surveyed the congregation to explore the possibilities of furthering our worship, hospitality, and outreach ministries. 

Thank you for your work and continuing prayers on behalf of your church.

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Next Tuesday
January 23, 5:30 pm
Faith Community Methodist Church
8230 Cox Rd
West Chester

Come and help us prep and serve a hot meal for our neighbors in need. Stepping Forward, a ministry of the Faith Alliance, is a weekly community meal and enrichment opportunity that equips low-income families with the skills, knowledge, and nourishment they need to take the next step forward in life. Hosted at Faith Community Methodist Church, West Chester, Lord of Life takes our turn the fourth Tuesday of each month. We need your help feeding our neighbors. Join in this ministry of hospitality and welcome.

All you need are willing hands and a willing heart: all ages and abilities are welcome to serve.

We are still in need of food donations for the meal.

´ Boxes of Spaghetti

´ Meatless Spaghetti Sauce

´ Garlic bread

´ Bags of Meatballs

´ Bags of Lettuce

´ Cookies

´ Cake

´ Pies

´ Boxes of Penne Pasta

´ Meatless Alfredo Sauce

 Food donations can be dropped off in the Lord of Life kitchen.  Sign up to donate food.

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Ephesians 1:11

February 10-11
Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Are you seeking renewal in your prayer life or journey of faith? Are you looking for a way to connect with others in our congregation? Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a personal and parish spiritual renewal process. This weekend, set apart in retreat, provides an opportunity to take a break from your busy schedule so that you can refresh yourself spiritually and renew your heart.

This time will be led by women from within our congregation in an informal and relaxed environment of reflection, fellowship, and fun as their share stories from their journey of faith. Accommodations are basic, with the Lord of Life serving as “home” for the weekend. The process is personal, inspirational, and fulfilling.

Plan now to be part of this transformative weekend!

Registration now open. Stop by the CRHP information table in the narthex this Sunday, or contact Andi or Ava.

Contacts: Andi Keenan, Ava Fiebig

Hoxworth Blood Drive 17

Saturday, February 17
9 am - 3 pm
in the Fellowship Hall

To schedule an appointment, go to www.hoxworth.org/groups/lol or call Hoxworth at 513.451.0910

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Jewish Hospital/Mercy Health
Mobile Mammography Unit
at Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Friday, March 16
1 - 3 pm

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE

Call to schedule

513.686.3300 option 1

or toll free 855.746.5123

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We Are Always Open For Worship

Weekend worship services will always be held as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

During the coming months of snow and ice, Lord of Life will follow the Lakota Local School District. If the schools close or delay, due to inclement weather, the Lord of Life office and preschool will close or delay, and planned activities for that day will be postponed or cancelled. Individual ministry groups (choirs, band, Bible studies) are at the discretion of the leaders. Please keep your eyes on your email and/or Facebook for details.

If you do not currently receive emails from the church, please update your email address with Cara Hasselbeck in the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Your safety is very important to us – if you do not feel comfortable driving, please stay home! Here’s wishing you a safe winter.

Do you need more offering envelopes? We have moved to a cost-effective and environmentally friendly process of giving out envelopes to only those families that need them.  Envelopes are not dated so none are wasted.  Contact Cara in the office and she will record your new envelope number.  You can pick up your envelopes in the office.

Cross Stitch

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
6:30 pm
in the Fellowship Hall

Have a favorite craft but can't find time to work on it? Mark your calendar and join this crafting group! Bring your craft and enjoy some laughter and conversation while you create. Knit, crochet, cross stitch, beads, cards -- whatever keeps your hands busy. All ages welcome! Come as you are able.

Sign up for a special basket making session on March 6:

www.tinyurl.com/LOLBasketMaking

romantic dinner

February 16, 6-9 pm
in the Fellowship Hall

Tickets will be on sale February 4 and February 11 in the Narthex between worship services. Cost is $40/couple and $20/single ticket. All proceeds benefit the confirmation program at Lord of Life.

 

Women and Justice

New Wednesday Bible Study
Women and Justice
February 14 - March 28, 10 am
in the Library

This Lenten season come and explore what the church is saying about the justice issues that women are confronted with routinely. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has formed a task force that is soliciting our response to a Social Statement on Women and Justice. Together, we will evaluate the Social Statement and wrestle with how we are called to combat the patriarchy and sexism in our society. To view the Social Statement, you can go to

www.elca.org/womenandjustice

Mens Bible Study Outside

1st and 3rd Mondays, 7pm
George Bryans' home

This fall, the men are studying Making Sense of the Christian Faith. This book is an exciting exploration of the major theological doctrines of the Christian faith. Written as a conversation that invites you to "jump into" the conversation, these pages tackle Theology, Creation, Sin, Incarnation, Atonement, and much more.

Books are available in the church office ($13).

Join us!  Come as you are able.

 

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1st & 3rd Tuesdays
of each month
7 pm in the church library

Traveling through life with a partner? The Couples Bible Study is an opportunity to grow together in faith alongside other couples. This informal group covers a variety of study topics over the course of the educational year. Grab your better half and settle in for some meaningful, Christ-centered learning, laughing, and talking.

Coffee bible

Thursdays at 9:45 am
in the Library

 

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Game Night
Sunday, January. 28, 6:30 - 8 pm
in the Senior High Room

All students in grades 9 - 12 and their friends are welcome to join us for food, games, and fellowship.

Once a month, the senior high meet on Sundays for faith and fellowship. Bring a friend! Coming in February: tubing at Perfect North!  

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PRESCHOOL NEWS

Christmas through the eyes of a child, it doesn’t get much better than that! At LOLCP it is full of excitement, Christmas performances, visits with Santa (thanks Lucas!), pajama days and Christmas parties. But what I love most is that the kids understand the true meaning of the birth of our Savior. I love to hear them “singing” (if you can call it that)

Go Tell it on the Mountain

that Jesus Christ is born!

Registration for the 2018-19 school year is underway.

January Dining Out
Red Robin (yummm)
Wednesday, Jauuary 17, 5 - 8 pm

Show the flyer and LOLCP gets 20%, https://www.facebook.com/events/1999824143572169/ Thanks!

So excited to have all of the kids back! All new themes this month, Outer Space, Circus & Community helpers, oh what fun!

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Alcoholics Anonymous   
Sundays, 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
childcare provided    

Al-Anon
Sundays, 7:30 pm in the Library

Overeaters Anonymous
Mondays, 7 pm  in the Library

 

Quilt

1st, 3rd (&5th)
Wednesdays of the Month
9:30 am
in the Fellowship Hall

Did you know that we have a quilting ministry that meets several times each month? We welcome additional hands to help cut, sew, and knot quilts! Bring your own scissors and needle, all other supplies are furnished.  If you are ready to jump in, come and be part of this creating ministry, join us to help us bless others. 

Our diaper drawer is completely full! Many thanks to those who have contributed to our Mothers’ Ministry program! There still exists a need for:

— Baby Wipes (especially refills in soft plastic packages)

— 100% Juice boxes

— Tampons (plastic only)

— Feminine pads (THIN Regular and THIN Overnight)

Please place your items in the VEIL Office.

A very easy way to help support VEIL: If you shop at Kroger, please sign up with their Community Rewards program & choose VEIL as the group you’d like to support. Our number is 29572. A percentage of all that you spend at Kroger is given to the mission church. Last quarter, VEIL received almost $100 from this program. Please consider signing up.

Sundays, 2 - 4 pm

Come join the children of Vida Eterna for a Sunday afternoon of tutoring and fellowship. No Spanish required. Most of the children are elementary age and eager to learn. Can you help?

Sunday mornings, 9:30 am
in the church library
led by Ed Williams

This year, we will study “Being The Church: Living Jesus’ Mission.” We begin by looking at what Jesus set out to accomplish; his mission as he understood it, lived it and explained it in the Book of Luke. From there, we will go to the book of Acts to see how Jesus’ mission was carried on and lived out by the Church in the Book of Acts. Thoroughly grounded in the biblical witness to Jesus’ mission, our next stop will look at how the church in our day and age can live that same mission. What are the barriers to fulfilling that mission and strategies to overcome those barriers so that all can be the church that Jesus calls us and the Holy Spirit empowers us to be?

 

 

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The 2018 Flower Chart is available.

Do you have a special day you’d like to commemorate? How about a someone you’d like to honor or remember? You can sign up to provide altar flowers and have that event or person noted in the weekly announcements. The Flower Chart is on the Worship bulletin board in the hallway near the Nursery. More than one individual can sign up for the same day. Cost is $35 donation. All monies go toward purchasing and sustaining fresh flowers for our worship space.

 

Senior High SS

Sundays
9:30 am
in the Senior High Room 
aka The Lighthouse

Senior High students gather on Sunday mornings to crack open the Bible (or open a Bible app) and learn how that ancient book applies to our modern lives. Together, we cut through the complicated language to find what God is trying to tell us. There's no homework but lots of talking, asking questions, games, laughing and some praying. Sometimes, there's even treats. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join us on this step of our journeys in faith. Come as often as you are able.

 

St. Walburg Monastery Guest House
March 23-25, 2018

There will be a silent directed retreat for women & men at St. Walburg Monastery Guest House March 23-25, 2018. Retreatants will have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God. Lodging will be at the monastery’s Guest House. Each retreatant will have a private room and enjoy individual spiritual direction on all three days. The number of retreatants is limited to 9 persons. The fee of $175 is due with registration. Our experienced Spiritual Directors are Mary Jo Ruccio and Benedictine Sisters Cathy Bauer and Dorothy Schuette. For information and sign up, contact Sr. Dorothy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

beautiful things retreat

Beautiful Things: A Creative Retreat
Saturday, January 27, 2018
9 am – 5 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (101 S. Lebanon Rd; Loveland)
$20

Participants can choose three workshops to engage in different types of creativity through the day, ranging from calligraphy to jewelry making to yoga.

For more information or to register: http://popluther.org/beautiful-things/

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June 27 - July 1
Houston, TX

Summer of 2018, 30,000 senior high youth will gather in Houston for worship, service, fellowship, study and holy play. This massive event, which happens every three years, is an opportunity for youth from congregations of all sizes, cultures and styles to stand together as a unified voice. Lord of Life will be sending a group of senior high youth and adults to this transformational time.

Who could have imagined, when the initial planning began for this gathering of Lutheran High School students more than four years ago, that Houston would be ground zero for the devastation of Hurricane Harvey? We anticipate this group of caring and hard-working youth will not only celebrate together, but also stand alongside the people of Texas and aid in their recovery.

Thank you in advance for the many ways you love and care for children and teens. Lord of Life has a long history of valuing and supporting youth on their journey of faith. As the excitement continues to build, we ask you to surround our group of students with prayer and encouragement.

Saturday, April 21 — Spring Rummage Sale

Don’t miss these sales to help us pay our way to Texas! Great deals on gently used furniture, kid stuff, books, kitchen goods, garden gear, sporting goods, holiday decor, and more! Donate. Help. Shop.